OFF-ROAD TRAINING TOUR - 2019

Improve your skills on a scenic adventure tour through Vermont
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$879*

* AMA member pricing. 
  Non-member price is $899
2
days
TOUR DESCRIPTION:

MotoVermont is excited to announce the return of Bill Dragoo as chief instructor for the 2019 Off-Road Training Tour.  

 

The goal of our Off-Road Training Tour is to develop technique while exploring a beautiful route through a network of ancient roads and trails.

 

Spend one day perfecting the art of off-road motorcycling on a closed course; Balance, body positioning, braking, accelerating and navigating over obstacles will be taught and practiced in the form of entertaining and helpful drills

 

The following day, we will leave Jay Peak for a unique dual-sport route through Northern Vermont.  This allows participants to practice skills previously learned on the practice course and apply to real-world obstacles.  Instructor, Bill Dragoo will be along to demonstrate techniques and help riders along the way.

 

Vermont is well known for its rich farming heritage and high quality food products. We will intertwine the agricultural aspects of Vermont into our tour by visiting unique eateries specializing in local produce, meats and cheeses. Many of the ancient roads on our route pass around or even through operating farms, so don't be surprised if there is an impromptu stop to pick up some fresh local raspberries or a pint of maple syrup.

After a long day of riding, we return to Jay Peak Resort.  Enjoy a soak in the outdoor jacuzzi or relax by the fire with a refreshing beverage. The group will reconvene for dinner, recount the day's events and discuss the next day's riding itinerary.

 

Retire to your private Deluxe King room and get some rest for another great day of riding.

Hear what other riders say about their experience with MotoVermont's Off-Road Training Tour in the video below:

HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Expert guidance of rider coach Bill Dragoo

  • 2 full days of instruction with a professional off-road riding instructor

  • Local guide versed in regional history and wilderness first-aid

  • Daily instructional drills

  • A unique off-road route through the lush and beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont where mud, rocks and other obstacles will be encountered

  • One night lodging and dinner at the luxurious Jay Peak Resort hotel

  • Fresh, local dining options

  • Extra bikes and tools on hand

  • AMA sanctioned event

 

ITINERARY:

Day 1

  • Arrive at Jay Peak

  • Meet & greet

  • Bike adjustment session

  • Closed course training session

  • Lunch break

  • Closed course training session

  • Mechanical demo

  • Dinner

Day 2

  • Trail etiquette and safety talk

  • On-trail training - winding dirt roads

  • On-trail training - small water crossings, mud, slippery terrain

  • Lunch break

  • On-trail training - ascents and descents on loose gravel

  • On-trail training - medium water crossing

  • Course summary and wrap-up

   

*All obstacles are "challenge by choice"  There are no mandatory activities and there is always a go-around.

 
LODGING:

Adventure riding doesn't have to mean a rough night's sleep. When you stay at Jay Peak Resort, your night will be comfortable and enjoyable.

 

Read all about the Jay Peak Resort here.

2019 Tour
Session I
August 16-17
Session II
August 18-19
NEW Session III
August 20-21
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WHAT'S INCLUDED:
 
  • Professional off-road riding coach

  • Local guide, well versed in area knowledge and first aid

  • One night deluxe accommodations

  • Evening group dinner at Jay Peak

  • Unique trail ride with instruction and support

  • Extra bikes and tools on hand

LODGING:
ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTOR:

Bill Dragoo​ is a BMW Certified Off Road Riding Instructor - A title bestowed to only a handful of American instructors.  Bill represented the United States in BMW's 2010 International GS Trophy. He is also a certified MSF Rider Coach and a well known adventure journalist. Bill has written numerous articles on adventures and skills in publications such as ADV Moto, RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel, Overland Journal, OutdoorX4 and many others. 

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Read about our 2016 Off-Road Training Tour in this write-up from Issue 17 of OutdoorX4 Magazine: